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  VP-330 vocoder plus At a Glance
Click for larger view arrowReleased: from 1979 to 1980  Specifications
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AdamT ( ) writes:
Th VP330 is one of the finest Vocoders, only produced between 1979 and 1980 it went through two different versions, MK1s had organ style rocker switches, MK2s had electronic switching, the sounds are similar but with the Mk2 sounding cleaner and the Mk1 sounding warmer. The vocoder section has little in the way of controls but who cares, instant "o-superman" or Mike oldfield. the Human voice is far better than you`d get out of an analog synth as it also uses multiple filters and can sound very Mellotron at times but useless without the Roland ensemble switched in. the strings (nicked from the RS505) are very Solina and therefore better than most string machines but still "string machine". The keyboard and hardware (except switches) are typical of the Jupiter-4 era and very solid. There is no doubt that the VP330 has a very special sound but if you want to experiment you`d probably be better of with an EMS or Sennheiser which to me are "technically" far better but lack t! he VP330`s soul, character and warmth..

Comments About the Sounds:
has Human voice and string sections as well as the Vocoder

(Thanks to AdamT for this info.)
and karsten for the pic

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